Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) A corporate firm announced on Thursday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy to support its talented shuttlers to compete and excel in various national and international competitions.
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, said in a statement that this partnership is aimed at nurturing promising badminton talent in the Academy through an intensive training programme with the goal of helping them become future medal contenders at prestigious sporting events such as the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
As part of the MoU, Infosys Foundation will support the Academy's long-term, intensive all-round coaching programme to be known as the Infosys Foundation-PPBA Champions Nurturing Programme through a grant of Rs 16 crore.
The programme will commence from October and will be completed over a period of five years, with a target of about 65 junior athletes expected to receive training each year.
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